Denton County is the 25th fastest-growing county in United States with nearly 781,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Effective September 1, 2001, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was enabled by House Bill 3323 during the 77th Texas Legislature. Senator Jane Nelson and Representative Burt Solomons worked closely with the Denton County Commissioner’s Court and community leaders to pass H.B. 3323, initiating the process to create the authority. On November 5, 2002, Denton County approved the creation of DCTA to advance public transportation alternatives. DCTA was funded in 2003 by a dedicated half-cent sales tax from the cities of Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village and fulfilled its initial service plan in June of 2011 with the launch of its A-train commuter rail service.
We’re committed to improving mobility, air quality, economic development and livability in the areas we serve. For the past 17 years, DCTA has accelerated innovative transportation solutions which have been critical to reducing traffic congestion and enhancing air quality, while contributing to orderly growth and development and improving the quality of life for Denton County residents.
Denton County approved the creation of DCTA on November 5, 2002
Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville voted to join the DCTA on September 13, 2003 and levy a half cent sales tax to finance the system
University of North Texas and DCTA sign an agreement for a new Campus Shuttle system
DCTA absorbed LINK, the mass transit service operated by the city of Denton since 2002
DCTA’s 21-mile A-train commuter rail line officially launches to the public on June 18, 2011
Trinity Metro and DCTA partner to launch the North Texas Xpress commuter bus service
DCTA launches Transit Tracker system that provide riders with access to real-time information for the agency's A-train, fixed-route bus and Campus Shuttle services
DCTA completes construction of it's 19-mile A-train Rail Trail
DCTA becomes the first agency in Texas to have the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system implemented on it's commuter rail line